Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2011

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

Haiti, shanty towns

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

The identity associated with the inhabitants of the “Bidonvilles” of Haiti

is arguably nonexistent aside from its connection to the impoverished conditions

of the Haitian slum/shantytown. This thesis contends that with the

insertion of a reformative intervention in the heart of the community promoting

a conducive and educational environment while overlaying a currently

absent infrastructure, will help in creating a positive inner growth within

the informal typology. More specifically architecture will act as a form of

“pride of place,” enticing interaction through the direct connection to

culture.

Additional Information

J. Sebastien Coles submitted this thesis in the Spring of 2011, advised by R. Korman and L. Vasilev.

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